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Employers Must Prepare for the Transformation of Quebec’s Privacy Regime

Quebec’s Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Act) has been enacted. The Act’s provisions will become effective over a two-year period, from September 22, 2022, to September 22, 2024. There are several key changes relating to the obligations of employers and the rights of employees in Quebec.


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Cannabis is Still a Hazy Workplace Issue, Years After Legalization

Although the use of non-medical cannabis in the workplace can be compared to the use of alcohol, the approach differs when the use of cannabis is for a medical purpose. An employer has a duty to accommodate an employee’s disability, but employees cannot claim the right to be impaired and create any risk at work. […]

Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal: A Leap Forward?

On June 16, 2022, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-27, which introduced three Acts meant to modernize federal privacy laws. Learn more about The Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal, which will have jurisdiction over all appeals regarding a decision following an inquiry, a compliance order, and the recommendation of administrative penalties for contravention of […]

Canada’s Federal Government Proposes Changes to Privacy Act

On June 16, 2022, the government of Canada tabled a bill that would make significant changes to privacy laws impacting employers in the federal jurisdiction. The new legislation, the Digital Charter Implementation Act (Bill C-27), would replace Part 1 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). It would also create three pieces […]

British Columbia Exemption from The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act: Considerations for Employers

As of January 31, 2023, an exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19 will allow adults in B.C. to possess small amounts of certain controlled substances without the risk of criminal charges. While this is unlikely to significantly disrupt the status quo respecting drugs and alcohol in the workplace, there […]

Canada Introduces New Federal Privacy and AI Legislation

Canada took a step toward updating its privacy regime, as Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti introduced Bill C-27. The Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022 features three pieces of legislation: the Consumer Privacy Protection Act, the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal […]

Provincial Criminal Court Record Searches [A Guide]

Frequently, the question arises on the suitability of Provincial court record checks to perform their corporate due diligence on new hires or existing employees, versus the Enhanced Criminal Record Check. There are many considerations to take into account when making a choice between the Enhanced Criminal Record search and the Provincial Court Record search. What […]

China’s New Privacy Law: The Impact on Canada and Beyond

On November 1, 2021, China’s new comprehensive privacy law, the Personal Information Protection Law went into effect. Officially adopted on August 20, 2021, by the National People’s Congress of China, the PIPL is a key pillar of an emerging framework of privacy regulation in the People’s Republic of China, which already includes the Data Security […]

Checkr Acquires ModoHR Technologies Inc.

Checkr, the leading technology company powering the future of work, has acquired ModoHR, a Canadian-based background check company. ModoHR provides customers with scalable and compliant solutions to conduct accurate background checks through their leading ScreeningCanada™ platform. The platform is a comprehensive and dynamic application offering customers a single, unified workflow for requesting and monitoring […]

Restricted Drugs Now Possible Through the Special Access Program

At the start of the year, the Food and Drug Regulations were amended to allow practitioners to request access to restricted drugs through the Special Access Program (SAP). Health Canada revised its Special Access Program for drugs: Guidance document for industry and practitioners to reflect these amendments.

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